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ATA Webinar Series: Technical Writing for ‘into English’ Translators

  • 01/28/2014
  • 11:00 AM
  • Webinar
Karen McMillan Tkaczyk presents on "Technical Writing for 'Into English' Translators".

Superb writing skills are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about a technical translator’s skill set. The focus is usually on subject-matter expertise or methods for terminology research. Those are crucial, but good technical writing is a third skill that can be developedundefinedone that improves translation quality quickly.

This ATA webinar will cover the techniques needed to produce quality texts that convey information effectively, precisely, clearly, and briefly. The speaker will provide many practical tips for ‘into English’ technical translator. Useful resources and style guides will be discussed and recommended.

Attendees will learn:
  • What technical writing is
  • Methods for producing effective technical writing
  • Problems specific to translation (e.g., retaining ambiguity)
  • Some common errors in common scientific style
  • Field-specific style guides
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